With this technic, you can trace any shape wou want on your cake (even if you are bad in drawing...).
This is what I want to trace on my cake.
Put the sheet on a folded towel and punch lines with a wool needle (I didn’t say a knitting needle !…).
Keep main lines of the drawing.
Mark at most angles and intersections of lines.
I obtain a punched drawing.
After having rolled my marzipan (fondant, sugarpaste...), I put the sheet onto the cake and spread cocoa powder.
Don’t forget any hole and press a little with your finger.
ESPECIALLY DON’T MOVE THE SHEET OF PAPER.
You can see the drawing, poitillism way.
Fill your frosting pen with melted chocolate and draw onto the dotted lines.
If you are right-handed start with the upper left corner (the upper right corner if you are left-handed).
Not so bad !
This tuto shows you the error not to be made : use chocolate powder when you want to draw with a clear color (you can see every not covered dot…).
A better example : this dragon cake !
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